Andy Brown

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

All posts by Andy Brown

News 22/09/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 16 September 2022

Eighteen athletes from eight countries, competing in 13 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the week ending 16 September. Cases involved a three year ban given to an 18 year old Russian for use of erythropoietin (EPO); a finding of no fault for a...

News 13/09/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 9 September 2022

Twenty five athletes from nine countries, competing in 12 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. Interesting cases involved seven year bans issued to a Kenyan distance runner and a Georgian shot-putter; two Russian cases involving the reversal of previous Decisions resulting...

News 05/09/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 2 September 2022

Nine athletes from six counties, competing in seven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light over the past week. Cases involved a positive test from a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games winner that could jeopardise relay Golds; an Army Sergeant sanctioned for a substance used to treat...

News 31/08/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 26 August 2022*

Twenty athletes from eight countries, competing in eight sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. One case involved an Indian athlete dropping her defence that a supplement was to blame for her adverse analytical finding (AAF – or ‘positive test’. The reason?...

News 23/08/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 19 August 2022

Fifteen athletes from ten countries, competing in ten sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. Two cases didn’t involve actual anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), but allegations that substances were administered in order to cheat at sport. The first case involved allegations that...

News 17/08/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 12 August 2022

Nineteen athletes from nine countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. Cases involved a lifetime ban issued to a US Cyclist due to an investigation launched after an alleged domestic abuse case; an 18 month ban issued to...

News 12/08/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 5 August 2022

A massive 44 athletes from eleven countries, competing in 22 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. The reason that the number was so high was twofold. Firstly, on 1 August, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) publicised 14 sanctions and, secondly, India’s...

30/07/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 29 July 2022

Just four athletes competing in four sports, from two countries, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. An unfolding investigation in Portugal means that the spotlight is likely to focus on professional cycling once again. Although it has yet to be officially confirmed exactly which...

27/07/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 22 July 2022

Twenty nine athletes from ten counties, competing in 13 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Cases involved a Marathon runner who was provisionally suspended just days before the Oregon 2022 Marathon, two months after he was tested; a doping scandal involving a 3×3...

15/07/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 15 July 2022

Eight athletes from eight countries, competing in seven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. The major news is that Nijel Amos, London 2012 Marathon Silver Medal winner, will miss the Oregon 2022 World Athletics Championships due to an adverse analytical finding (AAF –...

14/07/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 8 July 2022

Fourteen athletes from five countries, competing in 11 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Cases included an inline skater who lost his spot at the Birmingham 2022 World Games due to a female infertility drug; and an athlete who received a public warning...

05/07/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 1 July 2022

Nine athletes from eight countries, competing in six sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Five of the Decisions underlined why the criminalisation of doping in sport is vital to ensuring that not just the athlete is punished, but also those who facilitate and...

27/06/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 24 June 2022

Just four athletes from three counties, competing in four sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Sanctions issued ranged from a thee month ban issued to a Russian amputee footballer, to an eight year ban issued to a Kazakh cyclist who rode for the...

17/06/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 17 June 2022

Fifteen people from seven countries, competing in 11 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the past week. The 15 sanctioned people included Tamás Aján and Nicu Vlad, who were sanctioned with life bans due to their roles in corrupting anti-doping procedures whilst President and...

14/06/2022

While the bombs fall, so do table tennis balls…

1xBet, a betting company that briefly sponsored Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool and is run by Russians wanted by law enforcement authorities, is profiting in bizarre fashion from Ukrainian Table Tennis. While Russia continues its war against Ukraine, most sport has ground to a halt. Due to the imposition of...

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